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snickerdoodles on a plate

Easy Vegan Snickerdoodles

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Cookies


This vegan snickerdoodles are soft and chewy with crispy edges. These are the perfect cookie to enjoy during the holidays while sipping on a cup of coffee!


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (plus more for dusting)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Move the oven rack to the top-middle position.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Mix 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream the melted coconut oil and sugar together for 3 minutes, until completely blended.
  5. Add vanilla, vinegar, applesauce, and almond milk until mixed.
  6. Stir in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until combined.
  7. Scoop 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and shape into a ball.
  8. Gently dip the cookie in the cinnamon-sugar combination.
  9. Bake for 6-8 minutes, until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom. (Do not over bake!)
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.